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Lucy Baker

I'm a senior copy editor for Cox Media's Shared Services.

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Halloween hints on costumes, candy and calories

10:45 PM Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010

Halloween is almost here ... and here are some tips to save money (and maybe teeth). We are nearly ready for Halloween at our house. The 4-year-old’s red ninja costume has arrived. I found it for $9.99 on clearance at CostumeExpress.com. And I used a coupon code to get 10 percent off that, so I even splurged for the $1.99 plastic nunchucks!...
This mom’s ‘Andy’ growing up fast, as ‘Toy Story 3’ shows

11:39 PM Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2010

My husband and I took all three of our kids plus one extra (the 8-year-old boy who my 14-year-old son is baby-sitting this summer) to see “Toy Story 3” on opening day. The aforementioned 14-year-old practically learned to talk by repeating lines from the original 1995 “Toy Story.” He wore the videocassette out and...
Three funny stories from the front lines

9:20 PM Friday, Jul. 31, 2009

Funny stories from the front lines of mommyhood, three vignettes from a household that’s constantly in motion: We’re all milling about the kitchen during that “sweet spot” of the day — 4:30 p.m. — after youngest’s nap, older two kids unwinding from school and looking for a snack, dad starting dinner...
Great deals: $5 pizza, free DVD rentals and swimsuits

9:27 PM Friday, Jul. 10, 2009

We had invited some family friends, along with a few of her classmates who would join her for a sleepover later that night, but we weren’t sure how many would show up, so that made menu planning tricky. We wanted to serve pizza — everybody’s favorite — but hadn’t decided on where to pick it up, until fate chose...
Slow cook your way to tasty, time-saving dishes

3:39 PM Friday, May. 06, 2011

Here are a few time-saving crockpot dishes I’ve cooked up for my family that are perfect for helping those who could use a hand. They’re all relatively easy to throw together in the morning, so crunch time before I head off to work in the evenings isn’t so hectic. These also work well if you’re bringing dinner to a...
Driver hits median in Oakwood
Looking north on Far Hills, the model home for Pointe Oakwood can be seen behind the crash site. The driver was cited for failure to control, according to Lt. Keith Benson of the Oakwood Police Department.

7:22 AM Thursday, Jun. 24, 2010

Looking north on Far Hills, the model home for Pointe Oakwood can be seen behind the crash site. The driver was cited for failure to control, according to Lt. Keith Benson of the Oakwood Police Department.